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Church San Remigio, Linescio
Photo: Mariano Berri, Ascona-Locarno Tourism
This red-and-white waymarked footpath, newly created through the Rovana valley a few years ago, offers much in the way of history and culture.
Distance 10.1 km
Highest point1,336 m
Lowest point664 m
Following a winding drive there, it is worth having a look around Linescio. The 25 km or so of dry stone walls used to create terraced fields in the steep terrain testify to back-breaking work in earlier times.
The tour, most of which takes place in the shade, starts above the church: take the steps up to the last houses, where a path leads to the main road. This conducts you past ancient gardens with interesting walls. Continue to the hamlet of Camvera, home to the oldest sweet chestnut tree in the Maggia valley. The path climbs steeply through the chestnut wood to Cerentino and Piede delle Piode. Pass through the village and along the main road to Niva.
Now pick up the footpath to Piano di Campo, where again there's a short stretch on the road. The final section passes through the Sterpa valley on the original path to Campo Vallemaggia. The church in Campo is worth a visit. Check your bus times in advance.
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From Locarno railway station: bus 315 towards Cavergno, Paese. Alight at Cevio, Centro and change to 331 to Bosco Gurin, Paese (2 min walk to change the bus stop). Alight at Linescio, Paese.
Return from Campo Vallemaggia: Bus 332 to Cerentino, Paese. Bus 331 to Cevio, Posta. 2 min walk to the bus stop Cevio, Centro. Take the bus 315 towards Locarno Stazione. Alight at Locarno station. Further information:
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Hiking daypack (approx. 20 liters) with rain cover
Comfortable and sturdy footwear
Adequate and durable outdoor clothing in multiple layers